What will you learn in this workshop?

  • Students will learn how to "let go" of artistic control in order to bring life and unintended but delightful results to their work.

  • Students will learn how to safely and effectively use alcohol inks.

  • Students will learn how to create spectacular landscapes, seascapes, florals and abstracts as well as a bonus lesson!

  • Students will learn how to create an optimal mindset for creating loose, fluid art with beautiful, breezy results.

Who should take this workshop?

Whether a beginning or experienced artist, if you love the idea of working with a freeform medium, vibrant colors and a variety of techniques for creating both realistic and abstract art, you will love this workshop.  Artist Cathlyn Driscoll takes you step by step through the process of learning the techniques, practicing them and then creating your own, one of kind alcohol ink art.


Why Should I Take This Workshop?

  • You can take this workshop from the comfort of your own home or studio.

  • The materials are easily obtained.

  • Working with fluid art can be controlled but a bit unpredicatable resulting in an unknown outcome. This is usually even better than you thought it would be!

  • This is a beautiful art form for showcasing your talent in galleries and shows.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves and learn a new skill.

Alcohol Ink Art has so many possibilities and is a wonderful medium that anyone can learn about and then develop their own style with practice.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Cathlyn Driscoll

    Alcohol Ink Artist/Graphic Designer

    Cathlyn Driscoll

    Respect the dreamer, and more, the dreamer who makes her dreams come true. The best possible reaction to my art would be: “You paint how I feel.” Every emotion can be created in art. That is why it speaks to me, and why I enjoy creating it. Color speaks to everyone. Color can enhance or expose a mood, or change it in a moment. I create duels with color. I do this by pooling contrasting inks and juxtaposing colors on canvas or synthetic papers. I can then add textures, meld colors and create rivers of color within colors. This works especially well with abstract paintings, which are my favorite. Only select visions are worth turning into reality. Alcohol inks flow, stream, and interact with each other when they are wet, behaving as if they were alive. As inks shift and interact with the environment, no work can ever be duplicated. Forcing colors to collide, bend and blend, I feel like a conjurer when they form objects or images on their own. People often describe seeing angels, Madonnas, animals and galaxies in my work. I like to think I am building ‘new worlds’ on paper and canvas. New worlds offer the hope of infinite possibilities and optimism for the future.

FAQ

  • What if I’m not an artist?

    Anyone can work with alcohol inks and get amazing results.

  • How long will it take to create a piece?

    Less time than you think. You will learn about the techniques and tools first and do several mini projects before diving into the big project.

  • Do I have to use Tim Holz Adirondack Inks?

    I specifically chose these inks to create these results and strongly recommend you use the same inks. The results may differ signficantly if you use different inks.

  • What is the number one thing you would recommend for this workshop?

    Alcohol Inks and blending solutions can be harmful if inhaled. Be sure you are working in a well ventilated area.

  • What if I need help?

    Once you register for a workshop, you will be invited to a private Facebook page for students, where we offer trouble shooting solutions and support. You can also email us at help@ZensoCreative.com.